The '''National Museum of Australia''' preserves and interprets Australia
's social history, exploring the key issues, people and events that have shaped the nation.
[[http://www.nma.gov.au/ National Museum of Australia]]
It was formally established by the ''National Museum of Australia Act 1980''.
[[http://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/C2011C00274 National Museum of Australia Act1980]]
The Museum did not have a permanent home until 11 March 2001, when a purpose-built museum building was officially opened in the national capital Canberra
The Museum profiles 50,000 years of Indigenous heritage, settlement since 1788 and key events including Federation of Australia|Federation
and the Sydney 2000 Olympics
. The Museum holds the world's largest collection of Australian Aborigines|Aboriginal
bark paintings and stone tools, the heart of champion racehorse Phar Lap
and the Holden
prototype No. 1...